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GM electric trucks to replace Chevy Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 by 2035

GM EV Trucks: Electric Silverado by 2035

It sounds like we can expect the Silverado and Sierra 1500 pickup trucks as we know them now to be completely replaced by GM EV trucks by 2035. (Image courtesy of General Motors)

GM announced this week that they are eliminating light-duty vehicles with tailpipes by the year 2035. That’s just 14 years from now, and that includes pickup trucks. Yes, that means no gasoline or diesel engines for the Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500. These will be replaced by new GM electric trucks.

GM sets a goal to be carbon neutral by 2040

This is less government-influenced and more large corporations working together to affect climate change. The government will play a part when it comes to infrastructure, but it’s corporations who are really to blame if you don’t like it.

The goal is to be able to offer 30 electric models by mid-decade, and 40% of the company’s U.S. models will be battery electric vehicles by the end of 2025. Wow!

GM says there will be zero-emissions vehicles in all price ranges and body styles including electric pickup trucks to replace the gas and diesel versions of the GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500.

Ultium battery technology

Of course, GM’s Ultium battery technology will be a key part of this. We are guessing by the time these vehicles make it to market, the battery range on an electric truck should have about the same range as a tank of gas — 350 miles or so.

GM electric trucks: How will this affect people who tow?

From what we’ve seen so far, the driving range of electric vehicles is cut drastically by towing or hauling large loads. So, people who tow may upgrade to a larger truck vs. a half-ton. And those who tow large loads regularly probably won’t be affected much because they’ll already be driving heavy-duty trucks, which won’t be EVs. Yet.

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Erica Mueller

Erica Mueller is a Texan, which means she believes that trucks are family vehicles and giant SUVs make good second cars. As part-time auto journalist for almost a decade, Erica enjoys driving all kinds of vehicles and sharing her experiences with others. Erica is the secretary of the board for the Texas Auto Writers Association as well as a contributor at A Girls Guide to Cars.

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